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Karelia, Kola Peninsula: the importance of northern territories for Russia

From Finland, NATO forces would be able to threaten Russian military infrastructure in the Kola Peninsula and the arctic region, estimated to be one...

No business as usual for Russia? The international community is divided

Despite the Western efforts, Russia still plays a role as an international protagonist on the world stage, and the U.S. call to stop offering...

International law and global institutions: effective means in the fight against Putin?

The suspension of Russia from the UN Human Rights Council constitutes another international response to Putin’s war crimes. But Russia’s veto power continues to...

China observes the conflict in Ukraine with contempt but learns the lesson with pleasure

While on the one hand China condemns the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in ambiguous terms, on the other hand it learns essential lessons that one day...

Has Russia guaranteed its hegemony over European energy?

As the Russian economy takes a beating due to sanctions and the costs of war, Moscow can rest easy knowing its continued dominance over...

Western sanctions and the weaponization of finance will not save Ukraine

As Ukraine pays the ultimate price in the Russo-American feud, NATO fails in all its grand promises for peace and security Sanctions, sanctions and sanctions,...

Geopolitical realities clash with Western idealism as Russia invades Ukraine

The Russo-Ukrainian war has demonstrated that the realities of national-security eclipse democratic idealism and economic interests A desperate Russia invades a despairing Ukraine as NATO...

US engaged in a new Cold war with Russia and China as tensions rise across Eurasia

As NATO eyes Ukraine and diplomatic manoeuvres in the Indo-Pacific create a stranglehold around China, the new cold war seems to be heating up...

Russia and China, friends with caution

The learning experience of a group of students returning from a study mission in Moscow as part of the Eastwest European Institute’s “World in...

Energy and economics in the Russian foreign policy

The 2021 Eastwest Study Mission to Moscow saw six students travel to Russia to explore the wider mindset from the core organisations that make...

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